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the white house is theng to figure out whether bombing in libya was planned in with the september 11 attacks. with the veryive latest. this hour there is cairo where are trying to push u.s. embassy. meanwhile marines and warships heading toward libya in the of these killings. the attack tuesday night at the u.s. consulate in libya involved 20 well armed men who overwhelmed security forces. believed a fire the death ofo -- diplomatsf including chris stevens. nevada, president obama praised those who .acrificed their lives >> we want to send a message around the world, anybody who do us harm, no acts of will dim the light of the values we proudly shine on the the world and no act of violence will shake the resolve states of america. >> paul ryan tonight in ohio. our hearts are heavy and thoughts and prayers go with today.tims to pray for them when we get home. some suggest the attack was related to a video, others say executed possibly by al qaeda. riot police are keeping as far as they can from the u.s. embassy in cairo. there are reports of protesters slogans.anti-american >> there are repor
americans were attacked again. in two attacks, in egypt and in libya. apparentry terrorists attacking us again on 9/11. the embassy in egypt was stormed. the american flag was brought down and a black flag was raised by those who came into the compound. in libya, the consulate was attacked, set afire and our ambassador to libya, chris stevens, was murdered. and according to the bbc hi body was brought through the streets in benghazi. the groups are individuals that committed these acts must be found. there's no evidence yet there was any act by either one of these two governments but by individuals or even by groups. in libya, al qaeda cousins, as i call them, claims responsibility for the murder of our u.s. ambassador. it's no coincidence that these two attacks occurred nearly at the same time and they both occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. immediately, the attackers blamed a movie that was produced as the reason, an excuse, a justification for murdering. it's never the fault of a movie. it's never the fault of the united states. it's never the fault of western culture that people ar
personnel in libya safe. i'll continue to monitor the situation as we learn more about mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: we learned yesterday and are receiving reports this morning of the attacks against the united states embsy in cairo and the u.s. consulate in bengazi in libya. in libya, our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the service of our nation. our thoughts and sympathies today are with the families of these brave americans. these attacks remind us of the sacrifices made on a daily basisaway foreign service officers, diplomatic security personnel and our marine security guards. i joi my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent americans, and i strongly support employing every available tool at our dissal to ensure t safety of americans overseas and to hunt down those responsible for these attacks. yesterday, we commemorated the anniversary of the attacks of september 11, and today we are reminded that brave americans serve us every day at the risk of their own lives. we
about the tragedy in libya and lives lost including the ambassador to libya. crowds gathered here. many of them were students, volunteers. they all came to hear the first lady speak. students who came like many voters have the economy on their mind and wonder how they'll pay for college and student loans. michelle obama reminded folks there are only 54 more days in the election. she rallied to get out the vote. she touched on her husband's record on the economy saying that they are not done fixing it. they also rallied to talk about social issues. the crowd gave a resound ago plus when it -- resounding applause when it came to women's right to choose to, same sex marriage and also immigration, but before getting down to business she touched on the tragedy in libya. listen in. >> our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. i mean the thing to remember, these brave americans and so many men and women just like them, they are the face of american diplomacy. >> reporter: as we've been saying, the commonwealth, such an important part of th
.s. consulate in libya. jummy olabanji is tracking the .evelopments >> the associated press reports the protesters were on the notssy grounds but did e building housing the officers. the demonstrators removed the sign on the outer wall .nd then set fire once inside the compound, they dropped -- brought down the u.s. it. and burned ered protesters were ang by the same film made in the that provoked the other in.cks in this young lady lived in libya for several years as a young girl. she says the killings of several americans over there is tragic. >> pretty upsetting. i was pretty embarrassed and disappointed if. >> in benghazi, libya, demonstrators rallied in america, denouncing attack carried out by a rogue group. four americans were killed an information specialist sean smith and the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. >> my name is chris stevens and the new u.s. ambassador or to libya. life to stop as lifet and then gave his o help build a better libya. >> we have learned the u.s. consulate was hit with two attacks. it lasted five hours. within 15 minutes of the first the att
, everyone. president obama this morning condemned the overnight attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed american ambassador chris stevens along with three american members of his staff. a senior defense official tells nbc news there is no indication that any u.s. marines are among the dead or wounded. anti-american protesters have also gathered for a second day outside the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. the protests in both countries were apparently triggered by a privately produced american video that denounces islam. president obama has ordered increased security for u.s. diplomats around the world. >>> the white house says president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reaffirmed their commitment to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. the two leaders spoke by hour by phone. netanyahu has been urging the u.s. and other nations to set what he called clear red lines for iran. >>> chicago's school system is at a standstill for a third day as the teachers union and school district negotiators failed to reach an agreement tuesday night. the union says a dea
that libya that killed the u.s. ambassador there according to libyan officials. three other staffers, also americans, were killed. ambassador christopher stevens died of smoke inhalation after the consulate attack. stevens had only been served since may in libya. >>> this morning's attack comes after armed protesters attacked the consulate last night. >> in egypt, thousands ever pro terses stormed the american embassy and burned the american flag. they are angry at a film produced in the united states that insult the prophet mohammed. let's get more from doug luzader live on capitol hill. >> good morning. as you mentioned, the u.s. ambassador apparently killed there we are still waiting for confirmation from either the state department or the white house. they are only saying that one u.s. staffer was killed. but if this is, in fact, triewrks it represents a dramatic escalation in the situation there. chris stevens, 52 years old, a u.s. aim bass done to libya. he had been a key player in the region for some time. he worked to help the libyans overthrow qaddafi. he was in no way connected b
ambassador in libya. some are now calling it a terror strike meant to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. >> there were two attacks. tonight, the u.s. navy has launched two warships off the coast of libya. >> tonight, we have team coverage. jackie benson has more on the demonstration outside the white house. but, first, here's chard attacks on u.s. diplomatic buildings. one here in cairo. spontaneous in passion, harmless. the other in benghazi. focused and deadly. protesters in cairo answer a preacher's call on tv to go to the u.s. embassy to denounce a video made in the u.s. that insults islam. by 6:00 p.m., protesters scale walls. no one is hurt, but egyptian police are noticeably slow to arrive. around 10:00 p.m. in libya, militants attack the u.s. consulate in benghazi. they set the consulate on fire. over the next five hours until nearly dawn, u.s. and libyan security personnel inside the consulate battle the militants building to building. four americans, including the consulate, were killed. today, the libyan government, which has close relations with the united states, apologi
-- bring these extremists to justice and press on with the democracy and freedom that the people of libya deserve and have earned at great loss of blood and treasure. mr. lieberman: mr. president, i couldn't agree more with my friend from arizona. it would -- it would really dishonor the service of chris stevens and the three other americans who served us in libya if their murders by these extremists led us to retrench and pull out of libya and stop supporting the new libyan government, democratically elecd, pull out of other parts of the arab world. that would be exactly the opposite of what ambassador stevens devoted his life to. as i mentioned, inspired by his experience as a peace corps volunteer in morocco, devoted the rest of his life to service on america's behalf in the -- in the middle east. the last thing he would want this murder to do is to lead us to pull out, leave the area. and it would also be the fondest hope of the attackers, the extremists. why do that he tack? they attack to kill individual people but they really attk to, as i said before, push america out and create a
spontaneous violence? why the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya -- on the consulate in libya may be the work of terrorists. >> welcome to news4 today. we're going to take a live look outside right now. at 5:00 a.m., 64 degrees out there. continued, wonderful, fabulous, spectacular weather in the nation's capital. this is as good as it gets. >> all those adjectives absolutely worked, tom kierein, don't you think? >> i am out of words. i am speechless. it's been so gorgeous. and it continues. and here this morning, not quite as dry as it has been the last couple of mornings. a little bit of patchy fog in some of the rural areas, but we have another clear sky, the autumn constellations are up. jupiter, that's a bright spot on the southern sky. venus rising with a thin crescent moon. we have a little bit of fog in some of the rural areas because it has turned a little more humid, but it's cool again. most of these areas, maryland, virginia, the eastern shore, the northern neck, most of these areas are down into the low and mid 50s. on the bay waters, it's right around 60 degrees. by
reports that the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. reuters is reporting that ambassador chris stevens and three other embassy employees died in a rocket attack yesterday in benghazi, libya. the government isn't saying much about the attack, but secretary of state hillary clinton did announce late last night that a state department officer had been killed in libya. there have been violent protests in libya over a film an american made that was critical of the prophet muhammad. that film also sparked these demonstrations in egypt. this is the u.s. embassy in cairo where demonstrators scaled walls and tore down an american flag. most of the embassy staff had already left the compound. we aren't hearing of any deaths or serious injuries at that protest. we will monitor the situation in libya and bring you any updates that we receive. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> right now it is 6:00 a.m. the sun is soon to rise on another beautiful day around the washington region. a live look outside. temperatures 62 degrees here in
, sudan and mauritania. >> the tax over in libya was first blamed on the anti-muslim movie but now u.s. intelligence thinks it may have been a planned tax. melanie alwin has the latest live in the newsroom. -- alnwick has the latest live in the newsroom. >> reporter: security has been increased around the world at all u.s. embassies. last night, president obama spoke with those in libya and egypt urging them to keep the diplomats safe. in libya, u.s. intelligence officials do believe the attack in benghazi may have been preplanned. an al-qaeda video released monday called for revenge for the killing of al-qaeda's number two earlier this year. he was from libya and some believe the video may have been the trigger giving the go ahead for the attacks. ambassador chris stevens, who you just saw there and sean smith and three other americans were killed. three others wounded also when the consulate was fire bombed. president obama strongly condemned the attack. >> this was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of libya. >> the united states condemns in the st
to those who laid down their lives for their country at the libya embassy where they didn't have adequate security and where this administration enabled al qaeda and others to take over the government. it was nice of him to take a minute and a half to pay tribute to them giving their lives in the middle of this campaign event before he went on with the celebration. i recall president george w. bush, people here know we certainly had our differences and i certainly disagreed with him on a number of things, but i had great respect for the man. he said, how can i go play golf when i am commander in chief and i have sent soldiers or military into harm's way? it just doesn't feel right for me to be out on a golf course having a good time when our men and women are in harm's way. but it did look like a fun celebration there that president obama was having in las vegas. another article, libyan official said u.s. at fault in attacks. written by r. hawkins 12, september, 2012, he points out that although the head of libya's national assembly has formally apologized for the killing of u.s. ambassad
>>> tonight on "nightline." under attack, militants stormed a u.s. consulate in libya with rocket propelled grenades kills the american ambassador and others. >>> bye-bye buckyballs. they are popular toys, but kids are swallowing. one agency wants them off shelves for good. why this controversy has conservatives crying. and the right stuff. before "top gun" the usual suspects or "jaws" these hollywood stars got their start in intense acting competition. meet teens across l.a. taking the stage to compete for stardom. >>> good evening i'm terry moran, tonight americans under siege after heavily armed militants stormed the u.s. consulate in libya leaving the american ambassador and three others dead in the town of bengha benghazi. as president obama condemns this outrageous attack anti-american protesters spreading across the middle east in response to an anti-muslim film one backed by an infamous koran burning preacher. the flag is half staff for an american hero. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: he was 52 years old. a former peace c
possible, president barack obama condemns the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that claimed the life of a u.s. ambassador and three staffers. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. the u.s. ambassador killed in that attack has ties to our area. 52-year-old jay christopher stevens owns a home in chevy chase, maryland, and he served as the u.s. ambassador to libya. it is believed that a mob carried out the attack following the release of a film ridiculing islam's prophet muhammad. we get more information now from danielle nottingham. >> reporter: chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, was killed as the american consulate came under attack in benghazi. u.s. officials confirm stevens, information officer shawn smith and two other americans were killed as they tried to evacuate staff members from the complex. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the consulate overnight. the mob of mostly conservative muslims was protesting an americ
tours in libya, including a toud during the revolution, officials began to mourn his death. john hanrahan has a closer look. >> reporter: the flags at the u.s. state department, the white house, and at the u.s. capitolca were flown at half staff to honor the four americans who died in the u.s. consulate in libya, and in the middle of the afternoon, member of the u.s. house of representatives paused for a moment of silence. ambassador jay christopher stevens who the foreign service in 1991 was fluent in arabic ann french, and before he game a diplomate -- became a diplomate, he was a peace corps volunteers in morocco. he lived in maryland, where aer residents called him a cool, good guy, laid back. >> there are lots of people at the state department. >> reporter: robin wright knew r him for 25 years. she remembered he would work the streets frequently wherever heen was tlposted in the arab world.o >> he really got out, and he knew everybody, and was willing to risk his life over and over. he took a cargo boat intoin banghazi, and when it wasit understand moamar. m >> robin write b
protests yesterday in libya and in egypt. kristin fisher is live in our satellite center with more on some deadly violence. kristin? >> reporter: right now a mass protest under way right outside the u.s. embassy in yemen's capital. so far it has not turned violent. no reports of any injuries but we've all seen how quickly that can change after what happened outside the u.s. consulate in libya just two days ago. i want you to take a look at this video. it's just come in within the last hour. protesters are on the embassy grounds. you can see that. they're trying to jump over the fence but so far they have not been able to actually enter the building that houses the diplomatic offices. what they have done is removed the embassy sign on the outer wall and they've taken down the u.s. flag and burned it. but again so far no reports of any injuries. according to the yemen times, these protesters say they will not leave until the american who made the anti-islam film is executed. that film also appeared to be the catalyst for those similar protests in egypt and libya, but now the f.b.i. is invest
. anti-american protesters attack a u.s. consulate in libya and the embassy in cairo, egypt. this after a controversial film ignites a wave of violence. this morning, libyan officials tell nbc news that the u.s. ambassador to libya is dead along with three others. we're live in cairo. >>> high expectations. apple unveiling its newest version of the iphone today. what are the new features? how much will it cost? and can it keep apple on top of the smartphone game? >>> and life after murder. the first images of scott peterson on death row at san quentin prison for the murder of his pregnant wife and unborn child. we'll talk to the journalist given ray access inside the notorious prison today, wednesday, september 12th, 2012. nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 ak-in rockefeller, plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. we're followinging breaking news that the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others are
died in this malicious attack in libya and now 9news now have information. did we have information that could save lives. >>> this is 9news now. >>> angry demonstrations continue outside the american embassy in kiro. and just hours ago, president obama told egypt's president the embassy needs to be better protected. and there is new word out of england tonight that the state department "had credible information 48 hours before the attack that killed the four americans in libya tuesday, information that american facilities might be targets". the newspaper published the account this evening. >> the paper reports the american government did not want diplomats or order any lock downs. new the repercussions of these -- now the repercussions of these demonstrations are now being felt where law enforcement agencies now received a new bulletin from the federal government. gary nurenberg is here with the wrapup. reporter: homeland security issued the bulletin today. it says there is no specific indication that violence will spread to the united states, but it urged vigilance. that anger is
. now meanwhile the u.s. military responded to the deadly atang on americans in libya and tahman bradley has the latest events. >> reporter: cities across the arab world tense and facing violent anti-american demonstrations u.s. navy forces have moved two missile destroyers to the coast of libya. there was a second night of unrest in egypt, protestors took to the streets angry over the antimuslim film. police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to keep a crowd away from the u.s. embassy in libya. on the streets of benghazi, libya, a different picture, hundreds of protestors protested tuesday's attack on the out by a rogue group of mill talents. four americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens a rising diplomat seen here in a youtube video. >> my name is chris stevens. and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant. then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: also killed? sean smith. an information specialist. >> as americans, we stand united all of us in gratitude for their service. i want to assure
in libya since muammar gaddafi was ousted. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevens's. >> the administration made it clear it was carried out by libyans, but not by libya. it said the country was working to find and punish those responsible. meanwhile, the united states is stepping up personnel for diplomatic personnel in libya and around the globe. in washington, brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore county officials are stepping up security after middle school student brought a gun to class and ended at himself and fellow students. the latest on the investigation and how the community is reacting in an update. >> school officials tell us they are increasing their presence of baltimore county schools and the county has ordered 10 hand-held metal detectors for officers to use of their discretion. stemmers run middle school involved a frantic scene involving a 13-year-old classmate tuesday morning. they say in a eighth grader brandished a loaded gun and aimed it at his teacher, fellow classma
.s. consulate killings in libya have delayed their arrival to the region as violence rages on. >> christina reports that president obama says that those responsible for the killing will be brought to justice. >> anti-u.s. protests following the u.s. consulate killings and libya have spread across the globe. hundreds of people protested outside the u.s. consulate in sydney. fbi officials investigating the killings in been gauzy -- in benghazy have postponed the visit to libya until the violence subsides. protesters are raging over how an anti-islam film that this american filmmaker put out. he has been interviewed by authorities. in his weekly address, president obama promised to justice for those who killed u.s. ambassador to bolivia chris stevens and three other americans at the consulate. >> there's never any been ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans at the consulate. >> there's never any excuse for violence. so long as i am commander in chief, the united states will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow americans. >> some say that tuesday's attack was planned.
reports that the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. we are going to have the very latest on that this morning. >> here at home, shot and killed while simply walking to school and this morning, police continue their search for answers. more on the investigation into the death of and 18-year-old prince george's county high school student. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> straight up 6:00. live look at the u.s. capitol dome. we'll talk about what is happening in the weather department as well as traffic. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> women a sarah simmons. we are following breaking news this morning from the middle east. the american ambassador to libya was killed in a rocket attack early this morning. >> now, reports are still coming in and details are still coming out as well but it appears the ambassador and three other workers at the u.s. consulate have died. doug luzader is live on capitol hill with more on this morning's event. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we are still waiting for confirmation on this. this is being reported just by
in libya, national security has finally become part of the president's campaign. joining us now is obama senior >> guest: thanks for having me. >> chris: last show, susan rice came on this program and i asked her about the attack on the american consulate in benghazi and this is what she said. >> the best information we have federal is that it was not a preplanned attack. it was a spontanous reaction to what happened in cairo as a consequence of the video. >> chris: why did ambassador rice give bad information. >> guest: at the point she gave that answer is the answer show gave and she has far more information than i do. we have learned more and as the investigation continues, i anticipate we will continue to learn more facts about the awful assassination and murder of our great ambassador in libya. you saw the white house say it was a terror attack and no one wants to get to the bottom of this more than the president and secretary of state so that we can protect our missions and consulate throughout the world and remain engaged. >> chris: i specifically asked the ambassador of libya who
drones adding to libya. actress in the movie who started it all said she was duped. never any mention of muhammed. film was called characterrior and the is called george. the filmmaker change it afterward. tell the world was in you that did it. who wrote the one tired of thee i'm radical muslims. a lot of questions about just o made a 40 minute film. journal named a be is but it appears to several aliases. authorities are bracing for tomorrow. of prayer for day muslims. >> thank you. our continuing coverage of the violence continues. how safe are americans at middle east?the will have a look at that at 6:00. a disturbing discovery at atm inside a local hospital. at the was found hospital's cardiac care unit. concerns there could many victims who don't even their personal information has been stolen. police say people started asplaining about their cards checking their statements on-line and they different kinds of s that were not theirs. charges for coffee, groceries s from otherance atms. is what the device looks like. found on an atm and said the in fallsare center church. it steals
from officials who do believe that the attack in libya was rightly from al qaeda. that is coming up tonight at 6:00. >> scott thank you. and helping a country and strengthening ties to the u.s. working with democracy was nothing new for christopher stevens. rebecca cooper has more. >> friends and colleagues say that both libyans and americans are mourning the loss of all life that gave so much to support the cause of freedom. >> my name is chris stevens and i am the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> by the time he took over this year as u.s. ambassador to libya, friends and colleagues said he had already risked his life to support the libyan uprising. >> a dramatic mission, at the beginning of the revolution. >> at a press conference, the director of the libyan emergency task force stepped up and talked up his bravery. >> he was there. he was one of the first people to travel to ban gauzy -- to benghazi. >> i am heartbroken heartbroken. this is a man who came to rescue the libyans. >> a second victim, a foreign service information manager, sean smith leaves behind a wife and two chi
in the middle east this morning following a deadly acrack on a u.s. embassy? libya. stay with us this morning, we're going to be chatting live with a former reporter from baltimore in just a few moments who's now in cairo. we'll hear from her in just a bit and what this means for remits with the -- relations with the united states and libya. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >>> 15 minutes away from 6:00. thank you for joining us this morning. president barack obama has called the leaders of libya and egypt and urged them to continue work with the united states to ensure the safety of americans, this comes after a u.s. ambassador to libya and three others were killed on an assault in the u.s. consulate in benghazi. two leaders have agreed to work together to bring th
-muslim video, which also sparked violent protests in egypt and libya. >>> meanwhile, the bodies of the ambassador to libya and others attacked are on their way back. the pentagon moving two warships to the libyan coast. those ships don't have a specific mission, but they do give the military more flexibility to launch any mission president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's considering military action in libya, but he is vowing justice for the attack. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> egypt's president is vowing not to allow what happened in libya to happen in his country. you are looking live now at pictures coming out of cairo, egypt. this is a lot of activity going on there right now. protesters gathering outside the u.s. embassy. the president there, mohamed morsi, says the egyptian people reject unlawful acts like the attack that happened on the consulate in benghazi. the state department warning american embassy workers around the glob
that killed .s. ambassador to libya christopher stevens. libya's prime minister said authoritiee are still looking for 3 or 4 more people. this news comes as a youtube film clip mocking islam sparks more anti-american violence across the middle east. emily schmidt explains thht tonight, the u-s is tightening security at embassies worldwide. 3 the anger directed towards america spread across orders-- and closer to u.s. embassy walls thursday: demonstrators in yemen tried to break through the embassy gate--- police fired warning hots and tear gas in egypt -- and iraaians shouted "death to america" outside of the swiss embassy ii tehran since there are no official diplomatic relations with washhngton. it's anti-american fury fueled by a 14-minute anti-islamic film clip on youtube that the american government denounces. let me state very clearly and i hope it is obvious that the united states government had pbsolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. secretary of statt hillary clinton rejected the video--but called upon governments to called upoo
... citing breach of privacy 3 3 3 3 the the the president speaks out on the attacks in libya. the place where new violence against the u-s the new i-phones may have some restoring to crime. what thesee thieves did that got them trapped inside the store. and a fiery volcano in guatemala erupts . the chaos itsscausing. dad look, you can get eggs, bacon and pancakes for $4. umm. in my day, you get eggs, bacon and pancakes, and it only cost you $4. the $4 everyday value slam. one of 4 tasty choices for $4 off the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. these are the caskets of the 4 victims of the eebassy attack in libya......being taken off the pllne...at "joint base annrews" in prince george's county.the victims include ambassador chris stevens...2 former navy seals...and a former air force officer. president obama and secretary of state clinton spoke to the families of the victims. aad the president had strong words... condemning... the attack... ...//. fox... reporter... √°leland vittert√°... is in... cairo .../ with ... the latest... on the ong
-s consulate in benghazi that killed the u-s ambassador to libya and three ooher americans. as ed payne explains... the risk of more violence could increase both domestically and abroad as an anti-islam movie stokes outrage in the muslim world. 3 two u-s diplomats and two state department security officers were killed in a four-hour siege on the u-s consulate in benghazi, libya tuesday.the attack was carried obscure movie ilmed in the a u-s that ridicules islam and its prophet, mohammed.the demonssration was one of several protests across the region that day.uus sources have said militants used he protest as a diversion.but others say there's no evidence the attack wasspremeditatedd the protests in thh region have grown, with peoole taking to the streets in about a dozen nations.in iraq -- hundreds of people marcheddin the sadr city section of baghdad thursday, chanting "america is the enemy of tte people."egypt says at least 13 civilians and six police officers were hhrt thursday in the protest outside the u-s pmbassy in cairo.in yemen, demonstrators breached a security wall at the u
to help build a letter bib ya and that libyans helped -- libya and that libyans helped get his body to the hospital. there was a protest against an obscure american made film against islam. the embassy released a statement condemning the movie drawing criticism from republican presidential candidate mitt romney. >> having that embassy reiterate a statement effect give apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for an administration. >> reporter: steve croft of 60 minutes asked for the president's reaction to romney's comments. >> governor romney seems to have a attendance to shoot first -- a tendency to shoot first and aim later. as president one of the things i've learned is you can't do that. >> reporter: all non-u.s. government personnel have been asked to leave libya. danielle nottingham, cbs news. >> about 50 marines are headed to libya now to help protect other american diplomatic buildings there. in a little bit i'll speak live with a former ambassador tom macdonald, knew the late christopher stevens and will explain what's really involved in being a f
, in tonight for brian. it has been more than two weeks since the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. tonight, a rare reversal, tonight, the intelligence officials say they originally got it wrong. patience, with the investigation, and shifting explanations from the administration. tonight, members of congress from both parties are demanding answers, and on the ground in libya, the american officials sent to piece this case together can't even get to the scene of the attack. we begin tonight with our justice correspondent, pete williams in washington, good evening. >> reporter: savannah, it is a very unusual statement, the top officials admitted today that the attacks that were spontaneous were wrong, but getting answers to exactly what did happen has not been that easy. the u.s. understanding of what happened in libya said a spokesperson for the director of national intelligence continues to evolve. tonight, the dni says "we revised our initial assessment to reflect the intelligence." they believe it was an organized attack, an
raged on. protestors targeting the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, and apparently u.s. citizens, as well. killed in the rampage, the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, as well as at least three other americans. stevens had been a key figure helping libyans overthrow moammar qaddafi all of this over a video produced by a u.s. citizen and uploaded on youtube that depicts mohammed as among other things a womanizer. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill! they will fight! they will do such a situation. >> reporter: it mirrors the scene in egypt where protestors stormed the u.s. embassy in cairo. the embassy's first response was to condemn the video which brought a stinging rebuke from administration critics. >> mob of al qaeda sympathizers in egypt forcing the united states into making a statement essentially of apology. on 9/11 of all days, for something which we are not responsible for. i would say to the mob, go to hell. >> reporter: the administration later disavowed its own embassy's response saying the statement by embassy cairo was not cleared by wa
in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control, storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim movie said to be ma
on a cargo ship in the port of ben ghazi and began building our relationship with libya's revolutionaries. he risked his life to stop a tyrant. then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister ann this morning and told her that he will be remembered. sean smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as a manager in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief temporary assignment. he was a husband. to his wife heather. with whom i spoke this morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country. service that took him from pretoria to baghdad and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew chris and sean and their colleagues to libya is both noeble and necessary. we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen. how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we hel
an hour ago was at andrews air force base in maryland as the americans killed in libya were returned home. president, vice president, secretary of state and defense secretary were there to receive the bodies of ambassador christopher stevens, sean smith, tyrone woods and glen doherty, all killed tuesday at the american consulate in benghazi. the secretary of state began by offering these words of tribute. >> so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines, and phase the future undaunted. and we will do it together, protecting and helping one another, just like sean, tyrone, glen, and chris always did. >> in addition to the presence of their families and the most senior members of government, this was also an opportunity for friends and colleagues to pay their respects. dozens of of state department workers boarded buses in washington to attend the ceremony. the president said those that gave their lives represented the very best of american leadership. >> the united states of america will never retreat from the world. we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every pe
to the defense. that was refuted by the nid. >> eric: but the embassy in libya put out statements prior to the attack. the statements were put out and the attacks would end up in the as a result of four people killed. and there was a knowledge in advance of the protest and you have to wonder, hillary clinton came on september 12th and september 13th, denouncing the attacks and what not. why was she on twice saying the same thing. maybe we had advance knowledge of the protest and attacks. >> gretchen: it appears that the incidents are different. in the seps that libya appears to be a coordinated attack on september 11th and the other uprisings in egypt and tunisia and yemen they are not necessarily related to september 11th or do we know yet? it is an easy excuse to say it is to do with the ridiculous movie or is it something else? are they related or different. >> brian: rioters show up protest in our consolate are 50 commandos. that is the first wave and another 50 . they were surprised they didn't get resistance someone inside tipped them off to a safe house through the navy seals and
that with a statement. what he did was inject himself into a fast-moving story that was in libya and what he was criticizing with egypt but he couldn't decouple himself from those fast-moving events. what romney tried to do is start a comprehensive argument about what is the u.s. policy post eye rab spring? he's yet to make that argument and if he doesn't, he's going to look more crass and opportunistic and less insightful. chris: you cover the white house, helene, what was their reaction among the people actually around the president when they saw romney jump on this thing and -- in such an awkward way? >> i think they were shocked. such an unforced and unnecessary error on mitt romney's part. and at that moment, president obama, when he came out with that statement, president obama was talking to having a one-hour conversation with the israeli prime minister on the phone. they were also getting a lot of reports that they knew at that point that the libyan embassy was under siege. they didn't know that ambassador christopher stevens, he was unaccounted for then. there were a lot of fast-mov
benghazi, libya, after the deadly embassy attack there. this comes as protests rage in 11 countries. a live look from cairo, egypt, this morning. crowds still gathered outside the u.s. embassy. news 4's melissa mollet live with the latest of the situation on the ground. >> these demonstrations continue overseas. so far more than 200 people have been injured in the protests at 11 u.s. compounds. there have been explosions and fires overnight at the u.s. embassy in cairo. protests have expired to libya and egypt to yemen, iran, and iraq, and officials expect more protests today. the protests over a film made here in the u.s. blasting is many la. police are investigating the man who posted the video online. he is on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. fbi agents have gone to investigate the attacks overseas. there are now four people in custody for the attacks that killed u.s. ambassador to libya christopher stevens. sean smith, tyrone woods, and officer glen doherty were also killed. a bulletin released warning first responders of the potential for large protests in u.s. cities.
to the consulate in behazi, libya, where the american ambassador and three others were killed. now, one year after the downfall of colonel moammar gadhafi, u.s. leaders are on the hunt. this backlash from some in the muslim world, being blamed on a 13-minute-long movie trailer produced last year and uploaded to youtube this summer. one of the men behind the video mocking islam is seen here, the 55-year-old excon, shrouded by a scarf, surrounded by police, nakoula basseley nakoula of california, questioned early this morning. >> he was never handcuffed, he was never arrested, never detained, never in custody. it was all voluntary. >> reporter: a probation after doing time for check cutting scheme, nakoula's attorney is pleading for his client's privacy. >> we're not going to answer questions today. you're keeping his young children prisoners in their own home because they are afraid to come out. >> reporter: the threat remains high for westerners overseas and the state department is warning americans traveling and living abroad, especially in libya, tunisia and sudan, if your jobs aren't essential,
:09. back to you, mike and andrea. >> thank you, monika. >>> president obama called the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to help protect american diplomats. this as some brand new protests were reported within the last hour outside the american embassy in yemen. >> the first series of protests for state -- four state department workers were killed including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. kristin fisher is in our satellite center with more on that investigation and the latest on the attack in yemen. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. the big news this morning is of course the fact that another u.s. embassy could be in trouble. the embassy in yemen. we're just getting word that protesters have stormed the compound but they have not entered the building or any of the offices. so far no reports of any u.s. diplomatic personnel being injured. but of course we saw all too quickly yesterday how quickly these things can spiral out of control. also overnight, the u.s. embassy in egypt seeing more protests. overnight egyptian police clashed with protesters outside the
are bracing for another round of protests today. it follows those deadly attacks in libya on tuesday. >> there are already protests going on this morning in egypt. if you look at your screen, you're going to see a live look from cairo. things have stayed mostly under control, at least so far. kristin fisher is live outside the state department with more on the investigation into what happened in libya. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. the big news this morning is libyan authorities say they have actually arrested four men in connection with the attack that killed our u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. also u.s. officials are now saying that they do believe that was a coordinated attack likely led by a terrorist group with links to al qaeda. as f.b.i. agents and other investigators continue to sift through all of the evidence, evidence is mounting that this was a precisely typed raid carried -- timed raid carried out by heavily armed militants. the militants attacked what was thought to be a secret safehouse right as libyan and security forces were ar
of the gunman. >>> back to libya now. and that embassy attack. u.s. officials now say they are investigating the possibility that yesterday's attack was a planned terrorist strike. the united states has evacuated all personnel from benghazi to tripoli. officials originally believed the attack was prompted by an anti-islamic video, but said this attack was too coordinated to have been spontaneous. >> reporter: good evening from washington. these shocking murders of our diplomats serve as a reminder of how dangerous the culture clash still is between the west and much of the muslim world. and how intense the clashes now between the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there w
in an attack on the u.s. consolate in libya and would be happy to talk by name about them but their names have not been released at this stage. it does take away how important these jobs are of these foreign service officers. i join president obama in condemning these senseless acts of violence. my thoughts are with the families of those who were killed in this horrible attack it is too often forgotten that american diplomats risk their lives on a daily basis. madam president, when i have had the good fortune since my days in the foreign affairs committee in the house to travel the world, i always make sure wherever i go i visit with foreign service personnel. they're every place. there's no group of people, i tell them that every timist opportunity to visit with them, no one does our country more in a positive sense than these foreign service officers. they work so hard and duty stations most of the times are very, very difficult. take, for example, this good man, ambassador stevens, who was just confirmed a fuel months ago -- a few months ago, he was a peace corps volunteer, he taught englis
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